MLB

Agent: 'False narrative' around Freeman deal

Agent Casey Close says the Atlanta Braves are perpetuating a "false narrative" regarding the departure of first baseman Freddie Freeman from the organization and that he "will not stand by" amid allegations about his role in negotiations. ... Continue Reading

Tucker tries to steal home amid PitchCom glitch

Houston's Kyle Tucker was thrown out Thursday night when he tried to steal home while New York Yankees starter Luis Severino tinkered with his PitchCom device. ... Continue Reading

Brewers' Houser exits early with elbow tightness

Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser left Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh with right elbow tightness. He will undergo an MRI on Friday in Milwaukee. ... Continue Reading

MLB All-Star voting: Judge, Acuna earn starts

The Yankees' Aaron Judge and Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. earned All-Star Game starts as the top vote-getters in each league Thursday as the finalists at each position were named. ... Continue Reading

Rays place Raley, Thompson on restricted list

The Tampa Bay Rays placed pitchers Brooks Raley and Ryan Thompson on the restricted list Thursday ahead of the opener of their five-game series in Toronto against the Blue Jays. ... Continue Reading

CA agency clears way for A's $12B ballpark plan

The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has cleared the way for the Athletics to continue planning a $12 billion ballpark project in Oakland. ... Continue Reading

Mariners' Crawford has ban sliced to four games

Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford had his suspension stemming from last weekend's brawl with the Los Angeles Angels reduced from five to four games, and he was set to serve the ban Thursday. ... Continue Reading

Ex-top pick Appel, 30, makes MLB debut for Phils

Phillies reliever Mark Appel, who turns 31 next month, on Wednesday night became the oldest ever former No. 1 overall pick from the June draft at the time of his MLB debut. ... Continue Reading

Phillies have no timetable for Harper after surgery

Philadelphia slugger Bryce Harper had successful surgery to repair his broken left thumb on Wednesday, Philadelphia interim manager Rob Thomson said, but there is no timetable for his return after he suffered the injury Saturday night in San Diego. ... Continue Reading

Mets' Scherzer, deGrom take next rehab steps

New York Mets aces Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom took the next steps toward rejoining the big league roster with injury rehab assignments in the minors on Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Ailing back sends Marlins' Chisholm to 10-day IL

The Marlins have placed second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr. on the 10-day injured list with a right lower back strain. ... Continue Reading

Astros' Alvarez, Pena injured in outfield collision

Astros left fielder Yordan Alvarez and shortstop Jeremy Pena were hurt when they collided in the eighth inning of Wednesday's game against the Mets. ... Continue Reading

Mayor reopens talks on Rays stadium site

The mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, is reopening talks about the future of the Tropicana Field site where baseball's Tampa Bay Rays play their home games. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Freeman fires reps who led negotiations

Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman has fired the agents who led offseason contract negotiations between the former MVP and the Braves, and landed him in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN's Buster Olney. ... Continue Reading

Angels: Bradley broke elbow trying to join brawl

Angels reliever Archie Bradley will be shut down from throwing for at least a month after suffering a fractured right elbow while going over the dugout railing to join Sunday's on-field brawl with the Mariners. ... Continue Reading